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Jack Prelutsky Recites ‘Today is a Very Boring Day’ Poem On ‘Arthur’

To celebrate National Poetry Month, we found a video featuring Jack Prelutsky’s guest appearance on the animated TV series, Arthur. The video embedded above features him delivering a performance of his poem, “Today is a Very Boring Day.”

Prelutsky, the United States’ first children’s poet laureate, has written more than eighty volumes of poetry. Back in April 2012, we sat for an interview with him and asked him for tips about reading poetry aloud; he feels that “a poem is a living organism, and no two are alike. Most poems (perhaps all poems) are read best when read aloud.” What do you think?

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Jack Prelutsky: ‘A poem is a living organism, and no two are alike.’

Happy National Poetry Month! All throughout April, we will interview poets about working in this digital age. Recently we spoke with the United States’ first children’s poet laureate, Jack Prelusky.

Prelutsky did not enjoy studying poetry during his primary school days, but he has since published eighty volumes of children’s poetry.

In his new collection, I’ve Lost my Hippopotamus, the poet talks about real and imaginary animals. Check out the highlights from our interview below…

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